Synopsis

Decades after having acquired the right to work in emergency frontlines, thirteen women narrate their stories and experiences in the Pajeú region of Pernambuco, in the 1980s. If the willingness to listen demarcates the spaces for speech, within the encounter between director and characters the film’s strength extends beyond the limits of traditional forms, rigorously and empathetically challenging the imaginaries about the semiarid, drought, hunger, and the identities of countryside women. *(C.M)

Director

Uilma Queiroz

Born and raised in the Pajeú hinterland, in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, Uilma Queiroz was introduced to poetry from an early age by her father. In 2017, she moved to Recife, where she acquired a BA History in an experience traversed by feminism. From that encounter, she conceived and directed the documentary film "O Bem Virá". She is currently researching the Women's Movement in the Pajeú hinterland, now under her master's project at UFPE.

Credits

Producers

Kika Latache, Livia de Melo

Writers

Uilma Queiroz

Cinematographer

Maira Iabrudi

Editor

Amandine Goisbault, Rapha Spencer

Sound

Nicolau Domingues, Sálua de Paula

Festivals

CachoeiraDoc
IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam